Bernard John “Bernie” Taupin (born 22 May 1950) is an English lyricist, poet, and singer, best known for his long-term collaboration with Elton John, writing the lyrics for the majority of the star’s songs, and making his lyrics some of the best known in music history.
In 1967, Taupin answered an advertisement placed in the UK music paper New Musical Express by Liberty Records, a company that was seeking new songwriters. Around the same time, Elton John responded to the same advertisement, and the pair were brought together, collaborating on many projects since.
1 Monkey On My Back (The Last Run) (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:03
2 Born On The Fourth Of July (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:45
3 Venezuela (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:10
4 Approaching Armageddon (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 5:36
5 Lover’s Cross (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:40
6 Blitz Babies (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:30
7 Valley Nights (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 4:22
8 Love (The Barren Desert) (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 5:31
9 The Whores Of Paris (Bernie Taupin, Dennis Tufano) 6:21
|Percussion||Paulinho Da Costa|
|Background Vocals||John, Elton|
|Background Vocals||Alan Gorrie|
|Background Vocals||Hamish Stuart|
|Background Vocals||Bill Champlin|
|Background Vocals||Netty Gloud|
|Background Vocals||Paulette Brown|
|Background Vocals||Tommy Funderburk|
|Background Vocals||Tom Kelly|
Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Humberto Gatica
Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – Elektra Records